University of Memphis Strategic Plan: Leading through Innovation



The University of Memphis is an internationally recognized, urban public research university preparing students for success in a diverse, innovative, global environment.


We provide the highest quality education by focusing on research and service benefiting local and global communities.


UofM Values: Accountability, Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion, Innovation, Service, Student Success


Integrity, transparency, excellence and the highest standards govern everything we do.


We seek partnerships both within and beyond the University to enhance our actions and our outcomes.

Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone is respected, included and given the opportunity to excel.


We consistently seek a better way, and we embrace challenges.


Our purpose is to benefit our students and society through knowledge and effort.

Student Success

We provide every student with the opportunity to excel.

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Highest Priorities

  • Student Success, Access and Affordability
  • Academic Excellence
  • Research and Innovation
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Community, Alumni and External Collaborations
  • Brand Enhancement and Global Visibility
  • Sustainability